Stanford ‘22
B.S., Computer Science
I am a Computer Science major at Stanford University.
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Hometown Fremont, California
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

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Stanford University (Stanford, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in Computer Science

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Describe a problem you’ve solved or a problem you’d like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma - anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.
People stared quizzically at me as I loitered around the batting cages with my breadboards, circuit wires, and a microcontroller. My eighth grade self didn’t let their antagonistic looks deter me from achieving my goal of designing a baseball helmet safer than one of a billion dollar company. So, I decided to launch a 60 mile per hour fastball to test my haphazardly built prototype. The electrical devices testing the impact to the brain revealed nothing… The baseball destroyed all...
Personal Statement
356 Words
Interest in med/sci/math
Think about an academic subject that inspires you. Describe how you have furthered this interest inside and/or outside of the classroom.
For 3 billion people, basic internet access and safe water are not guaranteed. Computer science and programming inspires me to think about why we have situations like this and how we can fix them. Last spring, I developed a software image processing application, Clean Future, that allows people in third-world countries to determine whether their water is clean. While researching this prevalent issue, I learned about the technology discrepancy present in our world. Building a website or app was out of...
Supplemental Essay: Other
275 Words
Virtually all of Stanford's undergraduates live on campus. Write a note to your future roommate that reveals something about you or that will help your roommate -- and us -- know you better.
DIRE SITUATION: DORM ROOM + ROOMMATE NEEDED (Craigslist Ads -- Stanford) Tried commuting from San Jose. Didn’t realize how bad of a place that was until now. Need a place to stay ASAP!!! Location: Stanford, CA (preferably Florence Moore Hall) Price: I guess it's up to Stanford University???? Just know that every dollar increase in rent means one more ramen noodle soup and one less actual meal every month. About Me: -Clean -Kind -Is going to steal your barbeque potato...
Supplemental Essay: Extracurricular activity
253 Words
Tell us about something that is meaningful to you and why.
ACCESS DENIED! This large message jumped up onto my screen as I tried to access an Alzheimer’s brain scan database. Multiple days spent trying to find a workaround were ultimately futile in finding a solution. I decided to express this frustration in an unconventional place: debate. Debate is meaningful to me as it allows me to bring attention to important scientific problems often overlooked by mainstream media. Issues such as data accessibility and standardization not only affect me, but...

School Specific Advice

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General Admissions Advice

How I narrowed down my essay topics
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I tried to make sure that my essays showcased the diversity...
My advice about getting recommenders
43 Words
Make sure you get recommenders that you talk with on a regular basis,...
Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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Don't think that there is a certain activity that you have to do...

High School Performance

Weighted GPA
(equivalent to 3.98 unweighted)
Top 5%
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

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AP / IB Classes and Scores

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ActivitiesResearch, Debate Club/Team, Computer / Technology Volunteer, Science/Math, Science/Math, Computer / Technology Volunteer, Other Club/Activity, Science/Math
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